5 Reasons For Data Loss

March heralds two auspicious dates - Mother's Day and World Backup Day; and this year they fall on the same day.

For those celebrating with their mum, it’s likely you’ll save the memories of the day by taking a few pictures. Once shared via email or social media, what becomes of those important images?

The 5 Most Common Reasons For Losing Your Computer Data

Us: The most common reason for data loss is human error – you meant to move the file, but instead you deleted it. Heart breaking, but not unusual.

Viruses: The term computer virus encompasses a whole menagerie of nasties, any of which can infiltrate your computer, infect it and leave you unable to access your files and/or your data deleted.

Failure: Computers fail for a variety of reasons, and when they do, they can take the crew down with the ship, meaning that you have lost not only your machine but also all the information stored on it.

Power: Both power surges and power cuts can wipe out anything connected and fry the living daylights out of your data.

Loss: Whether it be malicious theft of just accidentally leaving your phone or laptop on the train, physically losing your equipment can mean you also lose all your data.

Data loss doesn’t happen to some people – it can happen to us all, which is why we have backups on all our devices. If any of our machines goes down, we can still log into our backup from another device and access all our files, pictures, documents and contacts.

If you don’t have a backup in place, you are at risk of losing everything that you have on your computer or phone – including your photos of mum….

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